Here at CES 2017, there鈥檚 a lot of tech that鈥檚 trying to be the next big thing (like Samsung鈥檚 new QLED TV. WHAT?!). We鈥檙e at the end of day one, but we鈥檙e calling it: The聽Nima Sensor聽is hands down one of the coolest things we鈥檝e seen this year. This little gadget isn鈥檛 just adorable 鈥 it鈥檚 potentially life saving too.


This portable little device will actually test your food for even trace amounts of gluten 鈥 20 parts per million or the US FDA standard for gluten-free, to be exact. For anyone with a gluten-intolerance or Celiac鈥檚, this device might just be a life-saver. And the makers aren鈥檛 just stopping at gluten. They鈥檙e rolling out peanut testing later in 2017 and are also developing a test for dairy and tree nuts as well. Folks everywhere with allergies, rejoice!

All you have to do is feed a pea-sized amount of your food into Nima鈥檚 one-time use test capsule. Then, insert the capsule into the device, turn it on and, using their custom technology, the Nima will test your food for gluten. These little capsules are definitely where the magic happens: They鈥檙e essentially mini chemistry labs that contain a testing strip and a small amount of Nima鈥檚 custom antigen-based testing fluid.


When testing is done, it鈥檒l either show a smiley face if the food is gluten-free.


Otherwise, if gluten is detected, a wheat symbol will appear on the screen.聽It鈥檚 that easy.


And the best part is the Nima has a corresponding app that stores the info of all the foods you test. The app also connects you to a community of fellow food testers whose tests you can access, so you know which dishes at which restaurants are safe to eat and which aren鈥檛. Restaurants are also given a 鈥淣ima Score鈥 based on how much gluten is put into their dishes, so it makes restaurant selection a breeze.

You can reserve聽the Nima ($279) on their site right now, and the starter pack comes with three capsules. You can also subscribe for capsule refills or purchase one-time refill packs of 12 capsules at $73 apiece. Happy聽(and safe) eating!

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